Watch Police Raid An Illegal Rave In East London Last Night

The Met Police final would possibly swooped on a “massive group of extremely egocentric folks” holding an unlawful rave in east London.

Greater than £15,000 in fines have been handed out at a venue below a railway arch on Nursery Street in Hackney within the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police mentioned greater than 300 folks had attended the rave and 78 had been fined.

Loud music was heard coming from contained in the venue and a major variety of folks have been discovered packed contained in the small area.

Dozens of ravers tried to flee following the arrival of the police, scaling fences on the rear of the arch whereas others pressured open a gate to get away from officers, PA Media stories.

The Met mentioned a number of makes an attempt have been made to have interaction with the occasion’s organisers, who have been “unco-operative”, and at one level the doorways have been padlocked from the within to cease police getting in.

Further assets together with police canines and a helicopter have been deployed.

A complete of 78 folks have been stopped and issued with mounted penalty notices to the worth of £200 for breaching Covid laws by attending an unlawful gathering – a complete of £15,600.

Chief superintendent Roy Smith, who attended the incident, mentioned: “This was a critical and blatant breach of the general public well being laws and the legislation in relation to unlicensed music occasions.

“Officers have been pressured, but once more, to place their very own well being in danger to take care of a big group of extremely egocentric individuals who have been tightly packed collectively in a confined area – offering a great alternative for this lethal virus to unfold.

“Our entrance line officers proceed to police this public well being disaster with compassion and professionalism however it’s utterly unacceptable they need to face such pointless dangers to their very own well being and to their households too.

“While we are going to at all times search to have interaction and clarify, the message to those that have a complete disregard for the protection of others and breach the legislation so blatantly is evident, our officers will act swiftly and decisively.

“Not simply organisers, however all these current at such unlawful events can anticipate to be issued a high quality.”

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